The HVAC competition showcased nine test events in which 31 secondary and 22 post-secondary contestants vied for top honors. Contestants represented first-place winners from previous state competitions.
Steve Austin is a 22-year-old HVACR technician employed with Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC) Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a division of APi Group Inc. Like his bionic namesake, Austin’s hearing is perfect; however, he has no voice.
Packard Inc. told its employees on Aug. 25 that it had become the first master distributor in the HVACR industry to adopt an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The purpose of an ESOP is to enable eligible employees to share in the growth and prosperity of the company, accumulate capital for their future economic security, and acquire beneficial stock ownership interests in the company.
Brent Schroeder, group president, heating and air conditioning, Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions platform, numerous other Emerson leaders, and a handful of local and state dignitaries were on hand to turn the first shovels of dirt for an expansion project on a site that currently employs approximately 1,700 people.
Aire Serv Nation welcomed 175 members from the U.S. and Canada to the Hilton Nashville Downtown in February to celebrate a homecoming event that not only marked the franchise’s 25th anniversary, but also served as a springboard for the new Neighborly™ umbrella brand program for all Dwyer Group brands.
The backdrop for the contests was the 52nd SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, where more than 15,000 people, including students, teachers, and business partners participated in the weeklong event.
Koch Air LLC has partnered with ReviewBuzz to help its dealers solicit more online reviews and sell more equipment. As a Carrier Corp. distributor, Koch Air successfully promotes several Carrier marketing programs, though this one has caught fire with at least one Koch Air customer.
Koch Air is the only Koch Enterprises Inc. company serving the HVAC industry and has seven locations serving customers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri. Koch Enterprises is a global, diversified, privately owned corporation that has been serving customers for 142 years from its headquarters in Evansville, Indiana.